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2112 - El Maravilloso Circo De Los Hermanos Lombardi CD (album) cover

EL MARAVILLOSO CIRCO DE LOS HERMANOS LOMBARDI

2112

 

Heavy Prog

3.88 | 15 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Maravilloso indeed

The new album named El Maravilloso Circo De Los Hermanos Lombardi of this argentinian heavy prog band - 2112 released in may 2012 is a worthy affair from all sides. They didn't release anything since 2000 and is their forth album, but instead they have a very prolific live activity performing at big prog festivals in that period after their third album was released. I'll say with my hand on heart this new album is one of the best heavy prog albums I've heared in years, a welcome back of this excellent band. With two new members the bass player Gabriel Costa and by far the best vocalist they ever head Germán Ivaldi, the band sounds better then before in any aspect. The sound , the arrangements, all is tight , mature and profesional at best, this new album is better then all 3 previous releases together, no doubt about it. What strokes me about this release, besides the impressive cover art and art work of the album, the great story behind the album about Lombardi brothers and their famous across Europe Circus Lombardi, is the guitar work , man this is solid playing. From the first track Los Hermanos Lombardi who is absolutly killer piece, the guitar is mindblowing and show that Tambussi after so many years, almost 25 years of career witht the band never sounding better. This track sets the mood for entire album, each piece is great, no weak moments, captivating passages alternating pieces with voice with instrumental ones. I simply love what I've heared here, these guys needs a far more recognition, and this album proves that they are among the best in their field for sure. This release has it all, tight guitar playing with excellent riffs and solos, great drum chops, brilliant bass lines and a very good voice who goes hand in hand with the music, this Ivaldi has a very pleasent tone for such music and is clear that here is in his own. Besides opening track, pieces like Marea sepia, instrumentals Capitan Beatty or Ingeniero Marconi are simply heavy prog of the highest calibre , as must sound this style, inventive passages and all members are in good mood. All in all a very worthy album and a welcome back of this unnoticed band after more then a decade pause in making studio albums. 4-4.5 stars easy and recommended for sure, I love it big time. One of my fav album from this year and in general. With El Maravilloso Circo De Los Hermanos Lombardi 2112 shows that they are still in bussines sounding better then many bands well known in this filed.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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